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American University

May 3, 2021

Dear AU Community,

As part of our ongoing COVID-19 response and planning for the fall, we have continued engagement with WMATA to determine the feasibility of safely resuming the U•PASS program. Based on health and safety protocols and our planned return to in-person classes and residential experiences, we are pleased to announce that U•PASS will be active for the fall 2021 semester.

This unique transportation program is an important connection with the DC community, and we know our students rely on U•PASS for a variety of activities. U•PASS fees for the fall will remain at the pre-pandemic levels ($1/day, which totals $136/semester) and the activation date will be announced during the summer. Questions about the U•PASS program can be sent to

We hope this welcome news will support members of the community as they plan for the fall. We are looking forward to the resumption of on-campus classes and activities. U•PASS is an important link with our broader Washington, DC community and all the experiences and opportunities it can offer our students.

Fanta Aw
Vice President of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence

Doug Kudravetz
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer